ERIC Number: EJ1058976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
Good Jobs--but Places for Women?
Gender and Education, v27 n3 p304-319 2015
This article is concerned with men and women's experience of elite positions and with the extent to which such positions are seen as places for women, so as to provide an insight into their commitment to continuing in them. Senior management in universities are elite positions in terms of income; those who occupy them are relatively powerful internally, although relatively powerless in relation to the state and the market. Drawing on a purposive study of those at the top three levels (i.e. presidential, vice-presidential, and dean) in public universities, it finds little difference between men and women's perceptions of the advantages/disadvantages of these positions. However, in a context where roughly four-fifths of those in university senior management are men [O'Connor, P. 2014. "Management and Gender in Higher Education." Manchester: Manchester University Press.], at the level of organisational narratives and at the interactional level, gender differences persist. These differences are reflected in variation in commitment to continuing in senior management positions.
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Gender Differences, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Organizational Culture, College Administration, Industrial Psychology, Academic Rank (Professional), Tenure, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland